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Re: Understanding versioning.

Camaleón <noelamac@gmail.com> writes:
> http://www.debian.org/doc/debian-policy/ch-controlfields.html

 > epoch

> This is a single (generally small) unsigned integer. It may be omitted, 
> in which case zero is assumed. If it is omitted then the upstream_version 
> may not contain any colons.
> It is provided to allow mistakes in the version numbers of older versions 
> of a package, and also a package's previous version numbering schemes, to 
> be left behind.

What does that non-sensical sounding explanation mean?  Its not as if
it is explained at the URL cited.

I'm sure its perfectly reasonable if you know enough about debian
generally, but if not it sounds kind of off the wall.

Can you show an example of how it works?

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